Here in Southern California, the beautiful weather we enjoy year-round encourages many of us to spend a lot of time in shorts and swimsuits. But the dimpled appearance of cellulite can lead to feelings of self-consciousness and cause some of us to cover up, even in the summer. Cellulaze treatments at the La Jolla practice of Dr. Richard Chaffoo are a safe, minimally invasive way to disrupt the very structure of cellulite for a noticeable result.

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When you decide to undergo cosmetic surgery, it's important to feel comfortable and confident about the plastic surgeon you choose. Patients appreciate triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Chaffoo because he makes their goals a priority and strives to exceed their expectations with natural-looking improvements. To learn more, request your complimentary cosmetic consultation online or call (858) 997-0096 for an appointment.


Dr. Chaffoo

Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo provides exceptional results and patient care.

  • Cellulaze With an Experienced Physician

    Cellulaze is a minimally invasive procedure, but it requires the medical expertise and artistic eye of a qualified medical provider to produce results that are both safe and beautiful. That's why patients turn to triple board-certified Dr. Chaffoo, who uses his decades of experience and sense of aesthetic proportions in every Cellulaze procedure.

    Your first step is a thorough consultation, during which Dr. Chaffoo evaluates your body and determines whether your cellulite could be alleviated by this procedure. Good candidates for Cellulaze are men and women who are bothered by the appearance of cellulite on their thighs and elsewhere and who have clear, reasonable expectations for their outcomes. Candidates should also understand that Cellulaze addresses only cellulite — it is not appropriate for excess fat. If you'd like to reduce excess fat deposits, liposuction or CoolSculpting® may be appropriate for you. During your complimentary consultation, Dr. Chaffoo helps you decide which options are likely to yield the results you want.

    The Cellulaze Procedure

    Due to its minimally invasive nature, Cellulaze is performed using local anesthesia. Each procedure lasts about an hour, and patients may return home on the same day.

    During your cellulite treatment at our La Jolla practice, Dr. Chaffoo inserts a small tube below the skin. This tube contains a laser, which Dr. Chaffoo directs to the thick bands of fibrous connective tissue that pull on the skin from below, causing the dimpled look of cellulite. The laser energy destroys these bands.

    Heat generated during the procedure stimulates collagen production to improve the condition of the nearby skin. Over the course of the next few days after the procedure, any swelling in the area should subside, revealing skin that is smooth and clear.

    Recovery and Results

    Most Cellulaze patients return to work and other everyday activities in 1 to 2 days. Patients can return to more strenuous exercise after 1 to 2 weeks. Some minor bruising and discomfort in the treated areas are common for the first few days, and Dr. Chaffoo may ask you to wear a compression garment to improve your healing.

    Some results are visible immediately, but patients can expect a gradual improvement in the coming months. A single treatment produces results that have been clinically proven to last a year or more.

    Next Steps

    If you want to rid your body of cellulite at last, body contouring specialist Dr. Chaffoo can help. Request your complimentary cosmetic consultation online or call (858) 997-0096 to meet with Dr. Chaffoo at his facility in La Jolla.